DOTN: Citizen Journalism In Africa

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One of the dubiously nice things about living in Africa is that you’re never short of a news story or two. This might explain why home grown journalism is taking...

Guy Brighton
  • 4 january 2006

One of the dubiously nice things about living in Africa is that you’re never short of a news story or two. This might explain why home grown journalism is taking off in a huge way. So much so that Johnnic, one of the largest local media groups (they publish the Sunday Times and Sowetan), are launching their own citizen written online newspaper www.reporter.co.za. The site, which launches next week from what I can gather, is edited by a fulltime editorial team and there is the added novelty that those with articles that get selected get paid… Not that anyone will be giving up their day jobs just yet as it is the equivalent of about 3 pound a story.

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